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4 Important Reasons to Hire a Professional Plumber

One of the things that can disrupt the working of any home is its plumbing system. From a leaking tap to the hot water supply not working efficiently, these small problems can cause a lot of inconvenience to all the family members and even upset their daily schedules. In such situations, a plumber is the best person to solve these problems and get your home working efficiently again. But just hiring any person will not do, as he needs to be qualified and well…

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Added by Zoe Sewell on January 24, 2020 at 8:27am — No Comments

4 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Thermostat

A thermostat is a fairly simple device that’s easy to take for granted. After all, if it’s working properly, you never give it a second thought. If it starts malfunctioning, then, it can sometimes be difficult to recognize the signs. However, a malfunctioning thermostat can lead to higher utility bills as your HVAC system runs more often than necessary. In the worst cases, a malfunctioning thermostat can actually wear out your HVAC system by causing it to run in ways it wasn’t designed to.…

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Added by Anica Oaks on January 23, 2020 at 11:09am — No Comments

Automating Your Home - the Evolved Way of Living

Smart technologies are not any more limited to the simple time regulated thermostat or advanced security door locks. Instead, it has become much more inventive in recent years. The best part is, for awarding your home with the best-fit automation, you don’t need to be a millionaire necessarily. Even you are renting an apartment; then also you can enjoy the benefits of a fully automated home. 

Starting from …

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Added by Tom Clark on January 23, 2020 at 8:48am — No Comments

Who Builds Your Honest Abe Log Home?

Honest Abe helps with log…

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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on January 21, 2020 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Honest Abe Living January 2020 Online Now

The first Honest Abe Living interactive magazine of the new decade is now available online at Honest Abe Living.
In the January 2020 issue you’ll read an interview and peruse a photo gallery of…
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Added by Honest Abe Log Homes on January 19, 2020 at 8:00am — No Comments

Business Virtual PBX: The Best Way to Work From Your Cabin

Virtual PBXs make it easier to work from your cabin, a working model increasingly used by companies. Indeed, working from a log cabin, also called teleworking, allows greater flexibility and mobility for all employees.

These working methods encourage work-life balance, making workers feel more motivated and happy to work.

But telework is not only good…

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Added by Emma Smith on January 16, 2020 at 5:50am — No Comments

How to Keep Your Cabin Comfy in the Winter Weather

Even though many people dream of owning a cabin out in the wilderness, those types of buildings can be drafty and poorly insulated. In order to keep your cabin comfy during the coldest months of the year, you might need to carry out at least a few upgrades and renovations.

Add Insulation to the Roof

While having a large roof with…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on January 10, 2020 at 11:45am — 1 Comment

All You Need to Know About Window Cleaning Squeegee Used by Professionals

A window squeegee is a tool which is pretty convenient to help you clean your windows and any plain polished area. There are several types of squeegees available. The professional ones are beneficial in cleaning your window very neatly. This unique tool cleans windows effectively and very efficiently. There are more features in…

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Added by Eada Hudes on January 10, 2020 at 6:12am — 1 Comment

Remodeling? Here's 4 Things You Will Need

When it is time to remodel a home, there are many things to consider about the process. You should have a plan in place to make remodeling a smooth process that is less stressful. Here are four ways to make the remodel of a home faster and easier.

Hiring a Licensed Contractor

While you may have some do-it-yourself skills, you will…

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Added by Lizzie Weakley on January 9, 2020 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Water Softening For you log home

Is it maybe time to add a water treatment system to your home?  You may be left wondering what the white flaky sand that you see on your faucets and dishware and you may be wondering if its time to add water softener system to your home.   

1.  Buy online

Where should you buy your new water system?  Amazon is one of the cheapest DIY ways to get a new water system.   There…

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Added by Judy Juan on January 9, 2020 at 1:07am — No Comments

7 Benefits of Structural Steel Fabrication!

Structural steel has a huge list of benefits tagged with it, as it is a very sustainable and highly reliable component for construction. But, the fabrication and welding procedure that is important to transform structural steel into the products which can be used for construction…

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Added by Eada Hudes on January 8, 2020 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Should You Paint Yourself or Hire Professionals?

The best thing that you get to do when you get a new home is to get to customize it. You are probably very excited to get on with it. But then a dilemma arises: Whether to do it yourself or get it done by professional painters. There are many pros and cons to this effect. On one hand, you can apply your creative mantras to your…

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Added by Eada Hudes on January 8, 2020 at 5:21am — No Comments

Why Investing in Pvc Strip Curtains Is worth the Effort?

PVC curtain, also known as strip doors or vinyl strips are one of the best pocket-friendly options for separating two units, protecting a place against pollutants, for improving traffic flow. Without any constraint, it can be effectively used to create two distinct spaces – thus,…

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Added by Eada Hudes on January 8, 2020 at 3:00am — No Comments

The various applications of lightweight concrete

The ordinary concrete is known to be heavier than lightweight concrete and has a density of 2300 kg/m3. This makes it unsuitable for floor-filling purposes as it adds a lot of dead weight to the structure. By using lightweight aggregate concrete, the density can be reduced. This would help reduce the dead weight on the structure and also create better heat and sound insulation. 

 

The lightweight concrete is not that strong compared to ordinary concrete. It is still considered…

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Added by Russell Butlere on January 8, 2020 at 1:25am — No Comments

How to Improve Energy Efficiency in Log Homes

If you plan on building a log home, one of your concerns will be about energy efficiency. Will a log home cause you to spend more on energy bills or will the house provide adequate energy efficiency to meet your needs without causing you to spend too much?

The answer is that log homes are extremely energy efficient, but there are also a few things you can do on your home to improve its energy efficiency.

Benefits of building a log…

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Added by Jitender Sharma on January 8, 2020 at 12:17am — 1 Comment

Gravest Mistakes to Avoid when Planning to Purchase Tiles

There’s no denying that flooring materials do play a major role in shaping the overall outcome of the aesthetics in your home. You must have noticed that the flooring always dominates with a lighter colour palette compared to the surrounding walls in a room, which helps in…

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Added by Eada Hudes on January 6, 2020 at 6:00am — No Comments

Questions to Ask Electricians on the Gold Coast Before Hiring

When it comes to finding the right electrician, it can easily become a sloppy disaster.  You are not only going to need to keep in mind the safety aspect of the project but the budgeting aspect of the project as well.  And since electrical problems are some of the leading problems when it comes to house fires, you are going to want to be sure that the professional you hire is qualified to do what needs to be done.  …

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Added by Jaylin Khan on January 6, 2020 at 1:17am — No Comments

Rug Care: Simple Hacks to Maintain Your Rug All Through the Year

If you want to keep your rugs looking clean and fresh and in the best condition, it is not that big a task. You need to have a fair idea and tips on ways to maintain it and your rug will not only shine but add to the beauty of your home. For instance, spillages on the rugs need immediate action and vacuuming should be done…

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Added by Eada Hudes on January 2, 2020 at 5:33am — No Comments

4 Tips to Flip an Older Vacation Home Into This Century

One of the most scenic areas of the U.S. is the Atlantic Coast. This is the region where vacation homes have existed for centuries due to easy access to beaches. Many of these vacation homes were originally built in the late 1800s. Most are in Victorian style, some with two stories and others with New England Cape Cod and salt box styles.

In…

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Added by Kara Masterson on January 1, 2020 at 8:30am — No Comments

How Can Roof Painting Extend the Lifespan of Your Home?

Your home’s roof, along with the other structure, provides the first line of defense to it against elements like wind, snow, rain, and extreme heat. To ensure that it keeps you and your family safe, it is essential to upkeep it from time to time. Deal with problems when they are small, and prevent disasters that will not cost…

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Added by Eada Hudes on December 30, 2019 at 4:50am — No Comments

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